This is the time of year to take down this year’s calendar, turning the pages once more and reflecting on what this past year brought for you as you review the last 12 months. As the old pages fall away, you might be remembering some of the many blessings and good persons, places and things which came into your life for which you are very grateful. Then you may want to reflect on some items or experiences from this past year which you would not care to repeat. You get to decide what you want to have fall away and let go of in your life because it is no longer useful or helpful. Then as you begin the year 2023, you might want to take a little time to open your heart to receive this coming year’s challenges, blessings and experiences. May all happenings become sources of growth and wisdom for you in 2023.
By Joyce Iten, OSB